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Executive Pastry Chef

Posted July 6, 2022

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
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The iconic Waldorf Astoria is seeking a talented Executive Pastry Chef to join the team at this award-winning Las Vegas property!

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, this luxurious hotel has 389 rooms, 6 food and beverage outlets, and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. This include a 3-meal restaurant, fine dining restaurant, tea lounge, bar, pool cafe, and in-room dining.

In this role, you will oversee the hotel's pastry department managing a team of 8 and reporting directly to the Executive Chef.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent culinarian and leader with a passion for creating unforgettable experiences, a talent for training and developing others, and the ability to drive and inspire creativity and innovation. This individual must thrive in high-volume, fine dining operations. At least three (3) years experience as a Pastry Chef with a background in luxury hotels is required. Prior experience managing a union staff is a plus.

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An Executive Pastry Chef is responsible for directing and administering the planning, preparation, production and control of all pastry production in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.

What will I be doing?

As Executive Pastry Chef, you would be responsible for directing and administering the planning, preparation, production and control of all pastry production in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Direct, oversee and participate in all pastry production and operations, to include, but not limited to, quality preparation and presentation of pastries, desserts and baked goods, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulations, team member productivity and performance, implementation of policies and procedures, cost controls and overall profitability
  • Create and implement new menus and individual menu items for outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes in partnership with Director of Food and Beverage
  • Interact with guests and clients to monitor and assess satisfaction trends, evaluate and address issues and make improvements accordingly
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards
  • Perform general management duties including, but not limited to, systems management, budget and forecasting, report generation, department management and meeting participation and facilitation
  • Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, scheduling, conducting counseling and evaluations and delivering recognition and reward
  • Recruit, interview and train team members
  • Assist fellow team members and other departments wherever necessary to maintain positive working relationships

Requirements

What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

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Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

3752 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158

(800) 925-3673

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Our Hotel

Balance every adrenaline-charged moment in this fabulous city with an unforgettable experience at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, a sophisticated hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. This High Desert setting hosts exciting performances, conventions, and excursions but inside our modern luxury hotel, the focus rests entirely on you. Experience brilliant Waldorf Astoria Service, our celebrated restaurant, world-class spa, and much more.

Our welcoming luxury resort provides a smoke-free, non-gaming alternative in the center of the main attractions. You'll see spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows in your guest room or suite and from the SkyBar and the Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor.

Indulge at our Las Vegas hotel with:

  • Generous soaking tubs in all 389 guest rooms and suites
  • French cuisine and curated wines at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire
  • Vitality pools and treatments at the 27,000-square-foot spa
  • Yoga and Pilates studio, Technogym® machines at the health club
  • Three pools surrounded by cabanas on the 8th floor deck
  • Private entrance to our sophisticated 12,000-square-foot event space